Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Allison, Sierra and I headed out for the S. Boulder/Bear combo today. Was an awesome day, but the trails are an absolute mess. Lots of mud to start, then slush and mud, then just slush. There is still 12-18" of snow in the woods up high, so it may be a while until things melt, but at least the trails are somewhat packed. Went somewhat hard and could only muster 1:00 up S. Boulder via the longer Homestead Trail with all the slipping/sliding and carrying a full Nathan vest (also spent some time keeping Sierra on track and getting her leashed for Allison). Turned tail at the summit to head back down to meet Allison and Sierra and found them at the saddle, making good time. Took a long break at the top, then went over to Bear for another long break. 2:51 total.